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I've been having quite a few busy weekends and haven't been able to post often on Sundays.  Renovating I have dropped a teaser here a few times but here's the scoop finally - We are renovating a big chunk of our main level. We've been planning this for the past 6-7 months. It started as a kitchen renovation project but now includes flooring through the main floor and master bathroom. We will have the renovation crew start tomorrow and depending on when all the materials get in, it could be 1.5-3 months before they are done. I just hope the flooring is done quickly because then we can reclaim some of the main floor back. Not having a kitchen for 2-3 months is going to be very challenging but we've been promised a small work area on the main floor where we can cook early morning and later in the evening. But I'm thinking more about the little things - making coffee while I work, taking care of the day to day activities - the upstairs and the basement can be used b

The Sunday Salon -- Jan 17, 2010

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I can't believe January is already half over and my next semester is starting this week. Time to start focusing on my thesis. Which means my reading is going to suffer a bit. A bit, I hope.

I had a slightly better reading week. I'm still trying to manage my time between blogging, reading and navigating through the huge deluge of blogs on my reader. From this week on, I have my thesis to add to the list as well. Oh well, life's getting busier!

This past week, I read and reviewed:
  1. Night Runner by Max Turner
  2. Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi
I also completed The Bell Jar, and am almost through Say you're one of them. I'll post both reviews sometime this week, when I get a breather. I totally loved The Bell Jar, though I did have some reservations about it as well. As for Say you're one of them, I've only finished the two novellas. I'm not entirely impressed with them, but they are certainly moving.

Next, I have The Hobbit, Her Fearful Symmetry, Daddy Long-Legs and Chopin Manuscript. I'm particularly curious about Chopin Manuscript, since it has a chapter each by 15 mystery writers, and can't wait to see how this joint experiment has turned out. Have you read or listened to this book?

Last week, Diane @ Bibliophile By the Sea gave me this Love Your Header Award. I feel so honored! Thanks Diane! By the way, you should check out her blog, she is a terrific reviewer and an awesome blogger, and of course, her header is really beautiful!

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I'm passing this award on to a few bloggers, whose header I truly love. I tried to pass it on to those who haven't received it previously. But I might have slipped up.
  1. Debbie's Book Bag
  2. Aleksandra's Corner 
  3. So Many Books, So Little Time
 That's all for this Sunday, let me get on to planning for the week ahead!

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Comments

Brianne said…
You definitely deserved that award! I just clicked onto your blog and was like "Wow. Love that header"
:)
Aleksandra said…
Thank you for the award, Athira! :D
Kristen said…
Good luck with school and your thesis!
Athira said…
Brianne, thank you! :)

Aleksandra, you're welcome!

Kristen, thanks!
justpeachy36 said…
Thank-You for the award. It's my first one! I'm so excited LOL...
Athira said…
Debbie, you are welcome!! :)